Last week, CHA sent pharmacy staff at member hospitals a survey about their new or remodeled clean room projects. The information requested in the survey will support CHA’s advocacy with respect to the rapidly approaching Dec. 1 deadline for hospitals to comply with new sterile compounding regulations.
If these construction projects are not finalized by Dec. 1, hospitals could be cited and lose their ability to perform sterile compounding. CHA, together with the American Hospital Association, is telling accreditors and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about the challenges presented by these new standards and their implementation deadline. Information gathered in this survey will inform our efforts to seek a delay in enforcement. Questions should be directed to BJ Bartleson, CHA vice president, nursing and clinical services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.